If you love to run and don’t mind a bit – or a lot – of mud along the way, Wapello County 4H would love to have you join them for their 5K “Farm Crawl” on Saturday, October 14th. The event is a fundraiser organized by the Wapello County 4H; registration starts at 8am Saturday morning at the Wapello County Fairgrounds – a kids fun run will kick off the races at 9am; the adults will then get their turn at slipping and sliding their way through the muck. A local farmer with a water truck and a local fire department will help make sure there’s plenty of mud to go around – funds raised at the event will help support 4H programs for kids. The race will be followed by the Fall Fun Fest – 25+ vendors with crafts, games, and activities will be on location at the fairgrounds for plenty of fall fun.
October looks to be a busy month for road improvements and repairs in South Central Iowa – Beginning at 7:30 a.m. yesterday, Mahaska County Engineer David Shanahan said Mahaska County work crewsbegang pavement repair, widening and overlaying Old Highway 102/G-5T. Shanahan said the project will begin north of the South Skunk bridge, south of 155th street and proceed north and easterly to a point approximately 1,320 feet east of the intersection of County Roads T-33 and Old Highway 102 or G-5T. The second section of the project will begin at the intersection of T-22 and G-5T and proceed north to the south city Limits of Peoria. The project is scheduled to be completed in 30 working days, which if weather conditions allow means the project will possibly be completed by Nov. 13 – Shanahan asked those residents that commute on the road to allow for extra time to deal with the one-lane traffic or the detour route is down Highway 63 from New Sharon to Highway 92 in Oskaloosa then west to Highway 163 and back to Pella.